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Finance Manager Job Vacancy in Kenya

Kenya Safari Lodges & Hotels Ltd (KSLH) is a renowned key player in the Kenya Tourism sector and is committed to continued improvement of its properties in unique locations.

KSLH is looking for a qualified, experienced and highly talented finance professional to join the team of senior management at corporate head quarters located at Mombasa Beach Hotel.

Reporting to the General Manager, the
 Finance Manager, will be in charge of the overall accounting and financial management functions of the company.

The job holder’s role will include the following:

Key Result Areas

  • Formulate and implement best practice financial management strategies, policies and accounting systems. Participate in developing long-term corporate strategy and business plans.
  • Provide guidance and expertise in formulation of forward budgets and cash flow projections for the units and the group. Organize and coordinate reviewing of performance against these.
  • Direct, oversee and coordinate the work of Unit Accountants to ensure accurate and timely preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Review and interpret the Units’ and the Group’s trading reports and financial statements. Advise senior management and the Board on all financial matters including capital commitments and investment plans of the group.
  • Develop and implement cost rationalization strategies to ensure reduction of overall operating costs.
  • Serve as champion and link person to senior management of KSLH for purposes of Performance Contract planning, negotiating, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
  • Train and develop accounting staff to ensure financial management functions and responsibilities are effectively and efficiently discharged to enhance financial integrity and safeguard company assets.
Qualifications, competencies and experience:
  • Bachelor of Commerce (accounting/finance option) or business related degree
  • Professional accounting qualifications (CPA (K), ACCA, ACA, CIMA).
  • Member of a professional body in good standing
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office); hands-on capabilities with common hotel software (FIDELIO FO, F & B MICROS & POS, SUN-MICROS back office accounting system or similar ERP application)
  • 10 years track record in hotel/tourism or related services industry three (3) of which must be at a senior financial management/leadership role.
  • Hotel operations and systems expertise advantageous.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Outstanding problem solving and report writing skills. Self-driven with high level of integrity
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of public sector financial management regulations and practices
If you believe you are the right candidate for this position and demonstrate that your knowledge, skills, abilities and work experience match the criteria above, please submit your application with a detailed CV, stating current position, current remuneration package, email and telephone contacts to the address shown below.

To be considered you application must be received by close of business on Tuesday 19 July 2011.

Only short listed applicants will be contacted.

General Manager (KSLH),
P.O Box 90414-80100, Mombasa
Email: vacancy

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